Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bill O'Reilly , Martin Dugard
Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Genres: North America
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: September 2011
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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The anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor" delivers a riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. With an unforgettable cast of characters, vivid historical detail, and fast-paced action, "Killing Lincoln" is history that sounds like a thriller.

Reviews (7)

Good Speaker

Written by Anonymous on March 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The reader articulated well. The book was also good.

Another Account of What Happened

Written by Albert from Annapolis, MD on January 9th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book was interesting to me. It purports to include a level of detail that seemed incredible to me. I'm no scholar on this subject, so I can't fairly judge. If the details are completely accurate, there is much to learn from this audio book. I recommend it.

Killing Lincoln

Written by Anonymous on February 24th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was really a great book. I was afraid it would sound like a documentary, but it felt like a story. It was riveting and my Granddaughter got into it as well on a trip we took together. At fourteen that was unexpected, she was listening to music, but became interested and asked a lot of questions about the history. Can't wait to read Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus!

Killing Lincoln

Written by Arthur Stern on October 16th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very good book. However, mounted soldiers are called "cavalry", not Calvary. Calvary is the hill on which Christ was crucified. Mr. O'Reilly mispronounced cavalry throughout the book and it was distracting.

Killing Lincoln

Written by Nellie from Charlotte, NC on April 11th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The persistent mispronunciation of"cavalry" as"calvary" is irritating and unacceptable for a professional broadcaster and historian.

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking A

Written by Christy Lou Heidelberger on April 2nd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Starts a little dry, battles not really being my thing, but you get hooked once all the players are introduced. Very enlightening.

Killing Lincoln

Written by mmv from Gainesville, GA on November 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Enjoyed this book even though I knew the outcome. O'Reilly has included many interesting facts surrounding the shooting of Lincoln, one of my favorite presidents. It is an easy read, revealing the unfolding of the events of the assassination. I learned about the history of the times. Bill O'Reilly reads the book and this adds much to the audio version.

Author Details

Author Details

O'Reilly, Bill

"Born in Manhattan and raised in the suburb of Levittown, N.Y., Bill O'Reilly had a blue-collar, ethnic upbringing common in the Northeast. He attended Chaminade High School, and spent most of his childhood playing sports and annoying teachers.

O'Reilly went on to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he wrote a column for the school newspaper and played football. In his junior year, O'Reilly was accepted into an overseas program, and studied at the University of London. He received a B.A. in history from Marist.

Upon graduation, O'Reilly began teaching at Monsignor Pace High School in a suburb of Miami. After two years, he returned to college and earned an M.A. in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Then O'Reilly's television career began. His first stop was WNEP-TV in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. He then landed at WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he won a Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in investigative reporting. From Dallas, it was on to KMGH-TV in Denver, where O'Reilly won an Emmy for his coverage of a skyjacking. After two years in the Rocky Mountains, O'Reilly returned to the East Coast and joined WCBS-TV in New York City, where he won his second Emmy for an investigation of corrupt city marshals. O'Reilly was then promoted to the CBS network, where he reported on the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

O'Reilly's career as an anchor began at the CBS and ABC affiliates in Boston, and continued at KATU-TV in Portland, Ore., before he joined ABC News as a correspondent in 1986. While at ABC, O'Reilly appeared on The World News broadcast nearly 100 times, and received a National Headliner Award for excellence in investigative reporting for a series of expos‚s on the Bradley fighting vehicle.

In February 1989, O'Reilly took over for David Frost as the anchor of the nationally syndicated program ""Inside Edition."" Under the O'Reilly reign, the program reached its ratings zenith, and was rarely out of the top 10 in syndicated rankings. While at ""Inside,"" O'Reilly was the first national anchor to broadcast live from the scene of the riots in Los Angeles, and was named reporter of the year by the New York Crime Victims organization.

During his 20-year career, O'Reilly has reported from all over the world, including Vietnam, Kuwait, Berlin, Brazil, Australia, Japan, France, Romania and England. In addition, O'Reilly penned an opinion column in The Boston Herald for seven years, and his articles have appeared in publications such as Newsweek magazine, The New York Times and Parade magazine.

O'Reilly was accepted into the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in early 1995. He subsequently resigned from his job at ""Inside Edition,"" and prepared to go back to school by writing his first book, ""Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Murder and Television,"" which is now in its second printing.

In the spring of 1996, O'Reilly received an M.A. in public policy from Harvard, and immediately took a job as the executive producer and anchor of ""The O'Reilly Factor"" on the then-new Fox News Channel. O'Reilly lives on Long Island, and still plays touch football with childhood friends. His other hobbies include collecting American historical documents, diving, and sleeping as much as possible. "

Dugard, Martin

Martin Dugard has carved a career as one of the foremost adventure writers today. The author of "Knockdown: The Harrowing True Account of a Yacht Race Turned Deadly" and co-author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Survivor: The Ultimate Game, " his work appears regularly in "GQ, Sports Illustrated, " and "Esquire." An avid adventurer, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises race three times, and is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record. He lives with his wife and three children in Orange County, California.